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Seek New York Tours Offers New York City Sewing Tours for the 2013 Summer Travel Season.

July 1, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Seek New York Tours is pleased to offer New York sewing tours for the summer travel season. A mix of fabric shopping and garment industry history, these tours are ideal for ideal for home seamstresses, fashion designers, avid crafters, and more.

Seek’s New York City sewing tours are also popular with Project Runway fans, fashion design and merchandising students, young stylists, and anyone with an interest in the history of the garment industry in New York.

Led by a professional costume/fashion designer, this unique sewing tour focuses on the Garment District neighborhood of Manhattan, and on the fabric, trim, and notion stores utilized by industry professionals. In addition to shopping, stops on Seek’s New York City sewing tours include Project Runway locations (Mood Fabrics, Atlas Apartments, Lord & Taylor), popular fashion landmarks (Bryant Park, Parsons, the Fashion Walk of Fame), and buildings where famous fashion design companies are headquartered. New York sewing tour groups will also explore history of the garment industry and retail in NYC and learn about recent efforts to revitalize the Garment Center.

New York sewing tours are offered as group tours (capped at eight people and open to the general public) and private tours for friends and family only. Public Garment District tours feature an itinerary designed by the guide, while private New York sewing tourscan include a mix of history, shopping, and sightseeing, or can focus specifically on stores selling fabrics, trims, and other sewing materials. All tours are led by working costume designers and fashion industry professionals who have ample experience utilizing the neighborhood’s stores and sources for professional projects. At Seek, all Garment District tour guides are also fully licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

Customers may purchase tickets to public New York City sewing tours by visiting Seek’s public tour booking page (http://www.seeknewyorktours.com/book_garment). Public tours are offered on select weekdays and Saturdays, and are priced at $35/person. Tickets are available for a discounted rate of $33.25 when purchased by July 31 and the code JULYFIVE is entered at checkout.

Private NYC sewing tours are also available. To book a private tour, customers should complete a tour inquiry form (http://www.seeknewyorktours.com/book_now/) to provide details on the things they’d like to see, do, and shop for during their tour.

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